You know the scene: It’s late, you’re peckish, and the fridge is only a short bunny-slippered trudge away. There’s something about the deepest hours of night that can make your appetite get a little more, ahem, creative than usual.
We asked around America’s Test Kitchen on their guilty-pleasure midnight snacking habits. The confessions poured forth, including:
Frozen Twix bars…
My boyfriend and I nosh on dumplings as a midnight snack over the weekends. (We have some the strangest conversations at 2am in the morning.)
Cheesy toast! Bread, cheese, toaster oven: Voila. Sometimes I fancy it up and put pickles on it, then fold it in half and eat it over the sink. I love stinky cheeses but ever since that episode with the raclette and three roommates with bedroom doors opening on the kitchen, I’ve been sticking with cheddar or gruyere.
Pasta with butter and cheese and pepper flakes, ’cause I’m Roman like that.
And now for the Silly Question of the Day…
What are your guilty-pleasure late-night snacks?
Leave your silly answer in the comments!
P.S. If you’re feeling in a snacky mood, try munching on a Philly cheesesteak doctored with a dollop of sriracha, a schmear of mousseline on bites of whole-wheat toast, or a (cold?) slice of bacon and clam pizza.
(Photo: Eric E Yang)